Pomegranate Gin Fizz

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Cocktail History

The Pomegranate Gin Fizz is a Christmas cocktail that was created by Craft Gin Club and was first published in their book Gin O’Clock: A Year of Ginspiration. The recipe, which is great for batching ahead of holiday parties, calls for a classic London Dry Gin and adds seasonal flair with homemade grenadine, bubbly, and swirling pomegranate seeds.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

London Dry Gin: This is a type of gin made with juniper berries, botanicals, and alcohol that has been infused with flavor through redistillation without artificial ingredients or colors. We used Broker’s Premium London Dry Gin because it’s versatile and high proof. For a mocktail version of this drink, try MONDAY Zero Alcohol Gin in place of the gin.

Sparkling Wine: This is a carbonated wine made with white or red grapes. We used Champagne Moutard Père & Fils Brut Prestige because it’s smooth and flavorful. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Gruvi Non-Alcoholic Prosecco in place of the sparkling wine.

Grenadine: This is a sweetener made with pomegranate juice and white sugar. We made ours at home using Alex’s stovetop recipe.

Pomegranate Seeds: This is the small pink seed, also known as the aril, of a pomegranate.

Demerara Sugar Cube: This is a type of pure sugar cane that has only been partially refined so it retains molasses flavor.

Bartending Tools

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following bar tools:

Jigger: This is used to measure and pour ingredients. We used the Japanese jigger from the A Bar Above 14-Piece Silver Bar Set.

Bar Spoon: This is used to stir ingredients. We used the Barfly Stainless Steel Teardrop Bar Spoon.

Tasting Notes

The Pomegranate Gin Fizz features both the aromas and the taste of sparkling wine with the latter accented by a bright but slightly bitter sweetness and a strong herbal character.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: This recipe finally gave us a reason to make our own grenadine for the first time, and it was well worth it. The store-bought candy apple red stuff just doesn’t hold a candle to the true pomegranate-flavored syrup that makes this drink stand out. And although this is a very simple drink, we both thought the Pomegranate Gin Fizz would be sure to be a crowd pleaser at any holiday party both in presentation and taste.

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Alex’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐
“This sparkling wine cocktail is pretty tasty, but honestly the homemade grenadine and pomegranate seeds don’t add too much to the flavor. This recipe does make for great spectacle though! Adding a sugar cube to the bottom of the glass keeps the bubbles flowing and the pips moving around constantly, but as for taste it is admittedly a bit underwhelming. Make it in batches at the next Christmas party, and it’s sure to be a hit even if just for cosmetic purposes.”

Kendall’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“This is a simple cocktail with a pretty straightforward taste, mostly just of slightly sweetened sparkling wine. I love bubbly cocktails for that reason; they’re easy to sip. The pomegranate seeds dancing in the drink were a nice touch that would definitely impress your guests at a holiday party, and because there’s an ounce of Broker’s gin perfectly masked by the bubbly, they’ll also wonder why they’re so tipsy after a couple.”

Recipe

This cocktail recipe was adapted from Gin O’Clock: A Year of Ginspiration by Craft Cocktail Club.

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AuthorGin O'Clock

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 mins

Ingredients
 1 oz London Dry Gin
 Sparkling Wine
 6 Pomegranate Seeds
 1 Demerara Sugar Cube

Method
1

Add gin and grenadine to a cocktail glass or champagne flute.

2

Stir gently.

3

Top with sparkling wine.

4

Drop in sugar cube and pomegranate seeds.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 1 oz London Dry Gin
 Sparkling Wine
 6 Pomegranate Seeds
 1 Demerara Sugar Cube

Directions

Method
1

Add gin and grenadine to a cocktail glass or champagne flute.

2

Stir gently.

3

Top with sparkling wine.

4

Drop in sugar cube and pomegranate seeds.

Pomegranate Gin Fizz

Make It a Mocktail: Use MONDAY Zero Alcohol Gin in place of the gin and Gruvi Non-Alcoholic Prosecco in place of the sparkling wine to try a booze-free version of this drink.

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More Christmas Cocktails

If you like this Christmas-inspired cocktail recipe, here are a few others we’ve tried that you may enjoy:

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cocktail Recipe

Chocolate-Covered Cherry: A brandy cocktail made with dark crème de cacao, cherry liqueur, and a cherry

Grand Galliano Cocktail Recipe

Grand Galliano: A low-proof cocktail made with Liquore Galliano L’Autentico, Grand Marnier, heavy cream, an orange twist, and grated nutmeg

Sugar Cookie Cocktail Recipe

Sugar Cookie Cocktail: A vanilla vodka cocktail made with amaretto, Irish cream liqueur, heavy cream, simple syrup, and sprinkles

Kohler Mint Cocoa Cocktail Recipe

Kohler Mint Cocoa: A chocolate mint brandy cocktail made with milk, white peppermint schnapps, dark crème de cacao, cocoa powder, whipped cream, and grated chocolate

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